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  President and First Lady Depart for Alabama  CSPAN  March 8, 2019 11:05pm-11:14pm EST

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cable or satellite provider. >> president trump spoke to therters as he was leaving white house en route to alabama to tour storm-damaged areas of the state. he responded to questions on the economy, the sentencing of former campaign manager paul on northand reports korea's nuclear development program. >> well, the com i is doing very -- the economy is doing very well. wages rise more than they have at any time for a long, long time. wages are going up first time for many years. i talked about it during the campaign, for over 20 years. so i'm happy about that. the economy is very, very sprong. if you look at the stock market over the last few months, it's great. and certainly since my election, we're getting close to 50%, the stock market.
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so we're obviously very happy with that. will -- i think as soon as these trade deals are done, if they get done, and we're working with china. woal see what happens. but -- we'll see what happens. but i think you're going to see very big spike. a lot of people are waiting to see what happens with the china deal. canada is done. we'll be submitting to congress very shortly. that's a great deal for the states. we're very happy about that. and i am now, as you know, going to alabama. are joining me. but i look forward to it. i'll be meeting with governor the people of alabama, they got hit very hard by the tornadoes. we're stopping there. florida.e going to and we're gonna do a lot of work. working very hard. [inaudible questions] for paul very badly manafort. i think it's been a very, very tough time for him. notice, both his lawyer, a highly respected man, a very highly respected
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judge, the judge, said there was with russia. this had nothing to do with collusion. there was no collusion. it's a collusion hoax. it's a collusion witch hoax. russia.clued with i just -- i don't collude with russia. i just want to tell you his of his way out actually to make a statement last night, no collusion with russia. absolutely none. the judge -- i mean, for reason -- i was very honored by it -- also made the this had nothing to do with collusion with russia. so, you know, keep it going. let's go. the hoax going. just a hoax. senator burr said there's no collusion. you look at the house intelligence committee. no collusion.e's and guess what? there is none. [inaudible questions] >> what? [inaudible questions] >> well, it's a step. you'll probably find out
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theverages out, unemployment rate just went 3.8%. down now to i think the big news was that wages went up. that's great for the american worker. that's something people -- i don't know if they ever expected to see it. >> mr. president, we're hearing rumblings from china that -- [inaudible] heard that.aven't i think they're doing well. but if it happens that way, we'll do even better. well, either way, with or without a deal. but you're telling me something not heard. [inaudible questions] sure.h, i'm confident. but if we don't make a very good deal for our country, i wouldn't deal. if this isn't a great deal, i deal.make a [inaudible questions] it. don't even discuss
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the only one discussing it is you. i haven't discussed it. know that in watching and seeing you folks, that night that michael cohen lied about the pardon, stone-cold lie, and a lot of things, but when he lied about the pardon, that was really a lie. pardons.ew all about his lawyer said they went to my lawyer and asked for a pardon. a step above that. but i won't go to it now. [inaudible questions] >> why what? [inaudible questions] suit's the most ridiculous i've ever seen. bad lawyer. i had a bad lawyer. go ahead. that happens. [inaudible question] >> we'll make a comment. look -- you're competing with a helicopter, john. question]
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>> on immigration, what's going on in congress now? are you certain that they will override your veto? >> well, i think that it's going border.l at the we're doing a great job. we're apprehending record people, 75,000 over the last short period of time. that's a lot of work. and with a wall, we wouldn't it. to do i think we're doing fine in congress. they understand it's an emergency. [inaudible questions] >> well, time will tell. i have a feeling that our korea,nship with north kim jong-un and myself, chairman kim, i think it's a very good one. remains good. i would be surprised in a anythingway if he did that was not per our understanding. happens. see what look, when i came in, under the administration, north
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korea was a disaster. you were going to war, folks, whether you know it or not. going to war. there was no talking. there was testing. we didn't have our people back. have our great hostages back. now we're getting the remains. we're doing a lot of things now. this was a disaster. i inherited a mess. ways, i inherited a mess. the middle east. and it's straightening out a lot. we're doing very well there. i inherited a mess. wait. wait. i inherited a mess with north korea and right now, you have no testing. have no nothing. let's see what happens. i would be very disappointed if testing. [inaudible questions] yesterday's vote by the house was disgraceful, become -- the anocrats have become
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anti-israel party, an anti-jewish party and i thought that vote was a disgrace. and so does everybody else, if you get an honest answer. an honest answer from politicians, they thought it was a disgrace. become anats have anti-israel party. they've become an anti-jewish party. and that's too bad. i'm going to alabama. [inaudible questions] [whirring helicopter]
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>> president trump and first lady melania trump toured areas in lee county, alabama, damaged by recent tornadoes. with alabama met governor kay ivey and local emergency officials. visited a local church and met with residents, signed and paidd hats, tribute to people who died in the storms. this is half an hour.